Oral and video accounts of Pierre Werner recorded by the CVCE

Oral and video accounts recorded by the CVCE

A further strong point of the project is the large number of interviews recorded by the CVCE with Luxembourg and European figures who share their memories and thoughts concerning Pierre Werner, his achievements and his views on the European integration process. These interviews represent entirely new sources, not only for the CVCE but more broadly for the research community. Their heritage value also means that they will be of interest for other sectors of the public. They are published in full and as selected extracts.

The figures that have been interviewed thus far are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Étienne Davignon, former Member of the Commission of the European Communities with special responsibility for the Internal Market, Industrial Affairs and the Customs Union

  • Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission

  • Mark Eyskens, former Belgian Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Luc Frieden, Luxembourg Finance Minister, Founder Member of the Pierre Werner Foundation

  • Albert Hansen, Member of the Council of State, former Secretary-General of the Government, former Head of Cabinet of HRH the Grand Duke

  • Edmond Israel (†), Honorary Chairman of Clearstream International

  • Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, former President of the Eurogroup

  • Jean-Jacques Kasel, Member of the Court of Justice of the European Union, former Ambassador

  • Jacques de Larosière, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

  • Wilfried Martens, former Belgian Prime Minister

  • Adrien Meisch, former Ambassador

  • Yves Mersch, former President of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

  • Jean Mischo, former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Communities

  • Guy de Muyser, former Marshal of the Grand Ducal Court, former Ambassador

  • Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, Minister of State of Belgium, President of the European Circle entitled ‘Perspectives et réalités frontalières’ (the ‘Cercle Pierre Werner’)

  • Lex Roth, former Director of the Information and Press Service of the Luxembourg Government

  • Charles Ruppert, Chairman of the Pierre Werner Foundation

  • Jacques Santer, Honorary Minister of State, former President of the European Commission, Founder Member of the Pierre Werner Foundation

  • René Steichen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SES ASTRA (the Société européenne des satellites)

  • Hans Tietmeyer, former President of the Bundesbank, former alternate member of the Werner Committee

  • Henri Werner (son of Pierre Werner)

  • Marie-Anne Werner (daughter of Pierre Werner)

All those who have agreed to be involved in this Oral History exercise conducted by the CVCE have made a valuable contribution to the ‘Pierre Werner and Europe’ research project. We extend our sincere appreciation to them.

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